The discord within the Congress party in Tripura reportedly has taken an ugly turn as the party high command has reportedly received several complaints and counter-complaints against the warring PCC factions.
According to the media report , the PCC committee has filed a complaint against former TPCC president and sitting MLA Birajit Sinha for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities.
Former Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president Birajit Sinha won from Kailashahar, but when key responsibilities were handed over to Ashish Kumar Saha, he allegedly makes distance with the party.
Saha, who lost in his stronghold 8-Bardowali, returned to Congress after BJP. Ignoring Sinha’s insights led to rising tensions and seat adjustment disputes with the Left parties that fueled discontent ahead of the 2023 elections. Sinha’s isolation highlights the internal challenges for the Congress in Tripura.
Recently, former NSUI state president Samrat Roy, considered close to Sinha, was removed from his post.
Reportedly, the Congress leadership wrote a letter to the AICC chief demanding disciplinary action against leaders like Sinha and Roy and former Youth Congress president Sushanta Chakraborty for indulging in “factionalism” and “anti-party activities”.
Leaders close to the PCC chief said, “Ever since Ashish Saha was appointed PCC president , Birajit Sinha has not attended any important party meeting. Since he is a senior member of the party, his opinion was sought in all the decisions of the party, but he rarely came. Sinha even stayed away from the party programs organized annually by the party”.